Category Archives: Compliance and Enforcement

Mark Your Calendar: Tier II and Air Emissions Inventories Due

January means getting ready to meet the March, April, and May federal and state reporting deadlines, and we want help you in your preparation.  Depending on your state, air emissions inventories are due in March, April, or May (see below). … Continue reading

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TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory

  The Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule requires that manufacturers and importers report to the EPA information concerning the manufacturing, processing, and use of certain chemical substances listed in the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory. The submissions for 2016 are due … Continue reading

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EPA’s 2017-2019 Enforcement Initiatives

On February 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its seven National Enforcement Initiatives for fiscal years 2017-2019. These initiatives are selected every three years by the EPA to “focus resources on national environmental problems where there is significant non-compliance … Continue reading

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OSHA Clarifies Compliance Dates for HCS 2012 Labeling

In March of 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized the revised version of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).  The HCS is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  This has … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds EPA Interstate Air Pollution Regulation

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-2 ruling last week that upheld how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates interstate air pollution.  The ruling was on the case of the EPA vs. Homer City Generation, L.P., No. 12-1182.  This case … Continue reading

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TRI Reporting Deadline Approaching

July 1, 2014 marks the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting deadline for reporting year 2013.  The report is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for various facilities throughout the US. The TRI tracks the usage of specific toxic chemicals … Continue reading

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Obama Announces Stricter Fuel Standards for Trucks

Last Tuesday, President Obama announced that the next phase of fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy trucks will begin development.  The President made the announcement in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, at a distribution center for the grocery store chain, Safeway. … Continue reading

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Upcoming NESHAP Compliance Dates for Area Sources

In February of 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rule for area source boilers.  In early 2014, some of the compliance requirements will be due. Area sources are any source that … Continue reading

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March 1st Environmental Reporting Deadline

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as state and local environmental agencies require a number of annual reports for qualifying facilities.  A few of these reports have a deadline of March 1st.  It is good practice to start these … Continue reading

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Energy Benchmarking – Delayed Compliance Date

In July of this year, we reported on the new Energy Benchmarking regulation for the City of Philadelphia.  The bill established a system of reporting electric, oil, natural gas, steam and water usage for non-residential buildings greater than 50,000 square … Continue reading

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